I've learned over the years that staying on the path towards whatever dream or goal one may have offers the best chance for success (or whatever you are hoping for). I have been making various forms of art for over 30 years but it was one simple five-minute sketch I posted on social media that hurled me into a new cartooning frenzy and Lamp was born. My comic, Lamp, was precisely the motivation I've needed to return to painting and sketching. Beyond sketching, I've always enjoyed working with oils, acrylics, and charcoal but most recently, I've been painting with hot wax, oil pigments (in various forms), and a blow torch. I feel like I have found my creative soul with encaustic painting. My current challenge is photographing my work to accurately share the color and depth the medium affords. Be well and stay on the path that makes you happy!